Articles by John Yeld

Environmental group slams “flawed” approval for Masiphumelele upgrade

NEAG alleges conflict of interests by key player

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31 August 2020

Masiphumelele upgrade plan approved but Noordhoek group’s appeal still pending

Provincial government says it is “critical” for the informal settlement to be upgraded as living conditions are “undesirable and unacceptable”

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28 August 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision

New concerns raised over impact of transmission line connecting the project to the grid

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31 July 2020

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

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26 June 2020

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

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11 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

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10 June 2020

Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Environment minister dismisses appeals against new wind farm

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11 May 2020

Barbara Creecy over-rules officials on air pollution data

Environment minister upholds appeal by activists

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16 April 2020

“New broom” minister Barbara Creecy raises dust

Environment minister’s reputation among green community slides after controversial West Coast decision

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8 April 2020

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

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1 April 2020

New twist in Noordhoek wetland road controversy

Independence of environmental consultants questioned in appeals against recent approval of the project

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3 March 2020

Wind farm says massive new rival could cost it “hundreds of millions” in lost energy

Existing West Coast One wind farm wants recent approval for upwind Boulders project to be reviewed, because it will “reduce its access to the wind”

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18 February 2020

West Coast property owners could be ordered to demolish their houses

Provincial government warns owners about building too close to the sea

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28 January 2020

Huge West Coast wind farm approved

But conditions include a revised environmental management plan and site layout

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21 January 2020

Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views

The 140MW Boulders Wind Farm will consist of 45 turbines standing 165m high

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18 December 2019